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I have recently started reading “beyond shyness”. I am 30 years old and just within the last several months have been developing some very distressing eye contact symptoms. I have always been a bit reserved and shy especially in the work environment, however recently every time I speak to someone face to face I find myself struggling with eye contact. I would constantly have a wandering eye and looking down during a conversation even though I try to avoid it, knowing I make both men and women uncomfortable as if I am looking at their breasts or genital area. It has become hard for me to concentrate and keep normal eye contact as I tense up in these situations (my issue is always on my mind). I had no such issues a couple months ago and it seems to be getting progressively worse, not better. This issue is prevalent with everyone except my parents.
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